Volume 19, Number 25
Eighteen-year-old Donald Scott Fuller was brutally murdered last year. Jordan Smith explores
BY JORDAN SMITH
Underdog Stella Roland challenges incumbent Dawnna Dukes to represent East Austin in the Texas House of Representatives.
BY ERICA C. BARNETT
Photo Essay: Austin's Underground Drag Scene
BY JANA BIRCHUM
Republican Shane Phelps takes another stab at Democrat Ronnie Earle's job for district attorney.
BY ROBERT BRYCE
Danny Thomas gets the Austin Police Association PAC endorsement; city signs contract with CSC; Bill Gates appears via satellite at the Austin Convention Center; election workers needed for the March 14 primary
BY AMY SMITH
Details of the Bradley Settlement are finally made public and opened up to debate; Bill Spelman announces that he will not run for re-election to Place 5.
BY JENNY STAFF JOHNSON
Microradio wins FCC approval, but advocates of the low-wattage stations say the rules for winning a license will prohibit most stations and silence the microradio community's radical voice.
BY LEE NICHOLS
The Impressive Euro-Asian Fare at Bistro 88
BY REBECCA CHASTENET DÉ GERY
Cuisines editor Virginia B. Wood reveals who came to dinner on February 5, what they ate, and where their money went, and updates readers on changes in Austin's culinary world.
BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD
Greg Beets profiles Austin's American cafes .
Mojo's Daily Grind
BY PABLEAUX JOHNSON
Local accordionist Bradley Jaye Williams brings together fish and fowl in his assimulation of Texas polka and conjunto music.
BY CHRISTOPHER GRAY
Laying down the law on Mayberry's favorite twang-rockers
BY JERRY RENSHAW
Our resident Marshmallow Peep relates the news and hearsay in and around the Live Music Capital...
BY KEN LIECK
Our Souls Have Grown Deep Like the Rivers: Black Poets Read Their Work
McCoy Tyner with Stanley Clarke and Al Foster
Late Night Sessions
The Screen Behind the Mirror
Disco & the Halfway to Discontent
Songs From Magnolia
The Texas Plainsmen With Yodeling Donnie Walser
When an actor's bio claims 14,000 performances to his credit, you rather expect the fellow to have some good stories. And Eddie Bracken doesn't disappoint. In anticipation of his appearance at a screening of Preston Sturges' The Miracle of Morgan's Creek, Bracken talks about Sturges, Betty Hutton, Hollywood, and hitchhiking.
BY ROBERT FAIRES
Upcoming events and workshops of interest to the Austin film community.
BY MARC SAVLOV
Hoping to cash in on the Who Wants To Be a Millionaire craze, networks are developing game shows with increasingly ridiculous premises.
BY BELINDA ACOSTA
arts & culture
History is more than a bound collection of facts; it is something personal, something intimate, something that, even in contradiction, demands to be shared. Robi Polgar gleans that immediate sense of history from two plays currently running in Austin theatres: E Pluribus Unum: Barbara Jordan -- One Voice and The America Play.
BY ROBI POLGAR
Changes in artistic direction for two local companies.
BY ROBERT FAIRES
Skipper Chong Warson reviews the VORTEX Repertory Company's ritual theatre piece Dark Goddess.
Ada Calhoun critiques Ballet Austin's An Evening With Stephen Mills
Ada Calhoun critiques the Fabulous and Ridiculous Theatre's production of All in the Timing
Welcome to SXSW season.
BY LOUIS BLACK
Readers take us (and each other) to task over mistaken identites and misguided ideas.
This week, your pals at Public Notice hit the drag shows, the lanes, the halls, and the alleys, all while making room for next week's chocolate binge : all for a good cause, o'course.
BY KATE X MESSER
Death is not a separation, but a living presence.
BY MICHAEL VENTURA
Local roboticist Brooks Coleman walks the line between art and fashion with his line of sheet metal lingere.
BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER
Lung disease, french fries, and sticks of fire.
BY MR. SMARTY PANTS
It's Valentine's Day, and Mavericks fans are in love with Dennis Rodman. But it'll pass.
BY ANDY "COACH" COTTON
Take your chum to the Dallas Aquarium at Fair Park.
BY GERALD E. MCLEOD
AIDS is not just a big city disease.
BY SANDY BARTLETT
Letters to the editor, published daily